Ilwonsan Indigenous Flower Park

Mt. Ilwolsan Wild Flower Park

In Mt. Ilwolsan Wild Flower Park, you can see wild flowers which grow around Mt. Ilwol in Spring, Summer and Autumn. From the 1930s to the independence of Korea, this place was used as a smelting factory in which Japanese people used to smelt gold, silver, bronze and zinc mined from Mt. Ilwol . The waste from the factory severely contaminated this area and even a small plant or a small fish could not survive here. The land had been neglected for the 30 years after the independence.

Yeongyang-gun decided to start a project to clean up this area in 2001. It completely blocked the source of pollution and bring earth into the place so that it can build a park in which people can rest and enjoy wild flowers. the once-deserted land has now become the largest wild flower park in the nation.

112,000 wild plants of 64 kinds have been planted in the park. They include bleeding heart, Korean chrysanthemum, day lily, and aster koraiensis. There are also some endangered species such as pasqueflower and Korean wheel lily. You can see wild flowers which grow in the alpine regions as well. 11,000 trees were plant to build a green park and the artificial pond and waterway give visitors with an opportunity to observe wetland plants such as water lily and iris. There are a memorial to Jo Jihun, an observation deck, and a pavilion. The park provides spacious parking lot.

Mt. Ilwolsan Wild Flower Park

  • Location : 394-4 Yonghoe2-ri Ilwol -myeon, Yeongyang-gun
  • Area: 5,475 Pyoeng(about 18,100m2)
  • Information : Forest/Animal Husbandry Division 82-54-680-6621

List of Plants

Wild Flowers

Elsholtzia Splendens Nakai, Sanokjam, Aquilegia buergeriana Sieb. et Zucc. var. oxysepala (Traut. et Mey.) Kitamura, Aster Koraiensis, Hosta Capitata Nakai, Plantain Lily, Purple Bracted Plantain Lily, Hosta minor (Bak.) Nakai, Hosta Clausa, Pasqueflower, Aster, Protos, Siberian Chrysanthemum, Nakdong Siberian Chrysanthemum, Halla Siberian Chrysanthemum, Pocheon Siberian Chrysanthemum, Aster Ageratoides Turcz, Daffodil, Magic Lily, Red Spider Lily, Dongjikot, JebiDongjikot, Cheungkot, Hylotelephium ussuriense (Kom.) H. Ohba, Saussurea Pulchella FISCH, Serratula Koreana, Aster, Chinese Squill, Sukureong, Mother Chrysanthemum, Sedum Spectabile Boreau, Agastache Rugosa, Elecampane, Korean Garlic, Allium senescens L., Sedum Oryzifolium Makino, Iindia Pink, Orange Stonecrop, Waeseong Dianthus, Sul Dianthus, Sedum Takesimense, Sweet Flag, Blackberry Lily, Korean Wheel Lily, Crumble Lily, Bellflower, Patrinia Scabiosaefolia, Russian Iris, Iris Uniflora Pallas Var. Caricina Kitagawa, Blue Flag, Iris Odaesanensis, Loosestrife, Calamagrostis Epigeios, Liriope Rhizome, Hemerocallis Minor Miller, Day Lily, Bleeding Heart, Peony, Hemerocallis Coreana Nakai, Morningstar Lily, Amabile Lily, Campanula Takesimana

Wetland Plants

Lotus, Water Lily, Mukdenia Rossii, Saxifrage, Primrose, Mulsacho, Hwaryong Mulsacho, Yellow Sweet Flag, Rice, Wild Parsley

Landscaping Indigenous Trees

Pine Tree, Zelkova, Azalea, Royal Azalea, Bridal Wreath, Royal Azalea, Winged Euonymus, Red Maple, Finetooth Holly


By Car

  • Jungbu Expressway → Yeongdong Expressway → Manjong Junction → Andong IC- Route 34 → Route 31 → Yeongyang → Turn right at Ilwol police substation → Go straight at Munan three-way intersection → Yonghwa-ri → Mt.Ilwol Wild Flower Park
  • Yeongyang → Bonghwa (Route31 Local Road) → Yeongyang Tunnel → Yonghwa-ri → Mt.Ilwol Wild Flower Park

Public Transportation

  • There is a inter-city bus from Andong Inter-city Bus Terminal to Yeongyang. (every 30 minutes)
  • There is a transit bus from Yeongyang Inter-city Bus Terminal to Yonghwa-ri Mt.Ilwol Wild Flower Park (takes 30 minutes) (Departure Time 09:50, 13:40, 18:10)

Nearby Tourist Spots

Mt. Geomma Recreational Forest, the birthplace of Jo Jihun, Yeongyang Firefly Park